Terror and Tears in the Central African Republic - Photographs by Michaël Zumstein | LensCulture

WARNING: Graphic images and violence — This photojournalistic series dives deep into the civil war that has been tearing apart the Central African Republic over the past two years — a deepening conflict that some say is approaching genocide

Michaël Zumstein has made a number of trips to the Central African Republic, the first in September 2013, when he witnessed violent attacks on Christian civilians. Zumstein was also there when the Christian self-defense militia, called Anti-Balaka, gained control and consequently the Muslims were forced to flee.

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Photographers William Daniels, Pierre Terdjman and Michaël Zumstein share the same ambition: to go back to Central African Republic (CAR) to continue the work they started in late 2013 and early 2014 when the country’s ethnic, religious and political divisions led to the massacre of 2,600 people.